Cheap body for use with my F3 vintage lenses

Started Dec 10, 2012 | Discussions thread
PatMann Senior Member • Posts: 1,462
Re: Cheap body for use with my F3 vintage lenses

Just remember that the DX cameras like the D200 people are recommending can't use the entire field of these lenses that you're used to with your F3. You'll only get the image angle of an 82mm lens with the 55mm f/1.2 - about 45% of the full 35mm frame area. The 24mm will act like a 36mm lens on these cameras.

Neither of these are high resolution lenses by today's standards, so you might try renting a D700 for a week or so to see how you like shooting with it - it should be a lot like shooting with your F3, except you can choose ASA 1600 and get great results! Try that with color film! That camera should enable you to get the most from these lenses.

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